Last updated: July 30. 2014 5:05PM - 1589 Views
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A man who allegedly got into an altercation that resulted in a woman being injured has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury.

Chris Vanover, 26, of Middlesboro, was indicted for second-degree assault.

According to the arrest citation, Vanover struck a female with a wooden handle while involved in an altercation with Gary Vanover in front of the Middlesboro Mall. During the altercation, Helen Seigler was struck in the head with the handle and knocked to the ground, the citation states.

According to the citation, Seigler did receive injuries as a result of the strike. Middlesboro Police Officers Jordan Hurd, Chuck Bruce, Jeremiah Johnson and Sgt. Eddie Myers were involved in the investigation.

In other court news, Donnie W. Smith, 34, of Middlesboro, was indicted for second-degree robbery.

According to the indictment, Smith used physical force during a course of committing a theft from Jean Bryant. He allegedly caused injury to Bryant while taking her hydrocodone from her purse.

Smith was also indicted for tampering with physical evidence, illegal possession of a legend drug and first-degree promoting contraband.

Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.

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